ASUS releases five X470 motherboards

Including a tiny mini-ITX model

Following Gigabyte's announcment, ASUS has unveiled five AMD X470 motherboard too. While four models come with ATX form factor, the last one lose some slots and ports to squeeze into a mini-ITX profile. Like with the previous news, we will do a quick recap.

All four ATX motherboard sport four DDR4 memory slots while the mini-ITX ROG STRIX X470-I Gaming comes with only two. All the models come with two M.2 slots for storage devices, some of them are compatible with M.2 2280 slots only, while others can hold less common M.2 22110 drives too. Speaking about PCIe Gen 3.0 slots, all the ATX models are compatible with AMD CrossFire setups, while Crosshair VII, STRIX X470-F, and the Prime board can also be used with NVIDIA SLI configuration.

Furthermore there are some differences on audio and network side too. The ROG STRIX X470-I Gaming, the ROG STRIX X470-F, the ROG Crosshair VII Hero and the Prime X470-Pro come with Intel I211AT Gigabyte Ethernet controller, while the TUF X470-Plus Gaming sports a Realtek 8111H unit. In addition the ROG Crosshair VII Hero (Wi-Fi) and the STRIX X470-I also get 2x2 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1.

Audio wise, the TUF X470-Plus Gaming comes with Realtek ALC887 setup, while the other four models sport Realtek S1220A chip. Newegg has listed all the ASUS X470 upcoming models. The TUF X470-Plus Gaming costs around $160, while the Prime X470-Pro and ROG STRIX X470-F cost $185 and $215 respectively. In addition the ROG Crosshair VII Hero (Wi-Fi) comes with a price of $300. Last but not least we have the ROG STRIX X470-I Gaming which will come with a price tag close to $200.

Source: Techpowerup

News by Luca Rocchi and Marc Büchel - German Translation by Marc Büchel - Italian Translation by Francesco Daghini

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